Audax Australia
This is the umbrella organisation running long distance cycling events in Australia Their website includes a calendar of events.

A place where cyclist can keep track of their mileage and any number of other statistics, as well as an attached forum.

A set of discussion forums covering almost every conceivable cycling related topic.

Cycling Adventurer
The Cycling Adventurer has tossed in the structured life of an urbanite to explore the world by bicycle. A well-written site detailing how he came to cycling, and what he learned along the way.

Crazy Guy on a Bike

Bicycle touring journals from all over the world, including a couple of my own.

Johns Cycles

This is my LBS on the Gold Coast. While they cater more to the racing market, their service, advice and workmanship is the best on the coast.

St Kilda Cycles

Importers of all manner of things hard to find in Australia, including the legendary Schmidt hub dynamo & E6 lights.


Wonderings and wanderings out and about in Portland, Oregon, US

The Journey
The journey begins in Perth, Western Australia.

Lance Notstrong
The "other" Lance!

Ms Mittens
The Wired Cat on-line

Iron Gambit

Aussie Writer and Cycletourist
A blog chronicling the writing and cycling of a seaside baby boomer.

Up in Alaska
Jill's subarctic journal about ice, bears and distant dreams of the midnight sun.

The Kin Chronicles
Taking mediocrity to a new level of ordinary.

Riding and running with a vengeance.

London Cycling Diary
Pedalling across the capital since August 2005.

CouchPilot-2-BikePilot (Zin's cycling blog)
Living an adventurous life with Type-2-Diabetes.

The adventures of Crazy Biker Chick
... Including cycling, adventuring, cooking, knitting and ranting.

Redneck Espanol
The two wheeled Spanish redneck.

Treadly and me
"Work is something I do between riding my bicycle".

Womanist philosophy and theology. Cycling, climbing, art, single-motherhood and fire-twirling.

Adrian Fitch's random rambling.
A bit about cycling, a bit about genealogy, a bit about radio but mostly a lot about nothing at all.

Geo's big adventure
The life and times of Geo.

It's about the bike
Musings on the cycling life.

Various cycling tidbits.

Industry Outsider
A blog about bikes and stuff.

Tweed Coast Treadly
An old man's bicycle riding diary.

A cyclist's life in Tenerife
(Canary Islands).

Bike to work to live to bike
It's never too late to get back on the bike

Stupid Hurts
Just the random scribblings of a guy with a bicycle

I'm not drunk enough for this
Really, I'm not.

What can I say? Just read it.

Mozam's cycling adventures
A random collection of the things I like to do most, and mostly that is to ride my bikes, bicycles that is... My musings from competitive riding, long distance endurance to puttering around the neighborhood..

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Sunday, August 05, 2007

That's seven

As of yesterday I have now been hit by cars on seven occasions. Some idiot in Palm Beach passed too close and clipped my handlebars while I was riding home from a 200k Randonee earlier. I'm not sure whether it was intentional or not, and I'm not particularly concerned as the police wouldn't do anything about it either way. Myself and my bike were totally unharmed in the exchange, in fact I didn't even stop pedalling. The car may have been scratched, but I don't care enough about that to pay much attention to it.

Just over a week ago I said that riding in central London was a danger because it might erode my cynicism and leave me vulnerable to the idiots when I returned to the Gold Coast, and so it proved. Just in case anyone wonders whether seven is a lucky number, I also got two more (unrelated) flat tyres yesterday -- taking my 2007 tally to 20.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris are you saying they, the police, did nothing or you didn't bother to report it as they would do nothing even if you did?

And to the flats...
As a comparison I think the number of flats you have is representative of the number of km you ride, I've only managed 2 flats since last December to your 20 and I think my 5000km (avg:150km/week) would be a tiny cumulative compared to your distance over that same 31 weeks.

8:55 pm  
Blogger Chris L said...

Basically I didn't bother to report it because when I've reported similar incidents in the past, they've been totally disinterested. I figured this time I'd just save myself the time and the hassle -- and they wonder why Queensland police are the lowest paid in the country. In my workplace most of them wouldn't have a job at all.

As far as the flats are concerned, I seem to be having an inordinately high number of them this year. I once went 15,773km without any! That said, the amount of broken glass on the roads around here seems to be continually increasing. At least I'm getting better at changing them!

1:28 pm  

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